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FORWARD AVENUE RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-376 PARKWAY EAST CLOSURE THURSDAY, JULY 31 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 IN PITTSBURGH
The ramp from Forward Avenue to eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic beginning Thursday, July 31 weather permitting. 

The ramp will be closed to traffic beginning at noon on Thursday, July 31 continuously through Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. as crews remove and replace pedestals and bearings on the I-376 bridge over Forward Avenue.  Traffic will be detoured. Signs will be posted to guide motorists.

Posted detour

  • From Forward Avenue take the ramp to westbound I-376 (Parkway East) towards Pittsburgh
  • Take the Glenwood/Route 885 South (Exit 73-A) ramp
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto Bates Street
  • Turn left onto the ramp to eastbound I-376 Parkway East towards Monroeville
  • End detour

Please allow extra time when traveling through the area and consider alternate routes.

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 28 TRAFFIC RECONFIGURATION WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 30, IN PITTSBURGH
Decision point moved further south

Traffic on southbound (inbound) Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will be shifted into a new configuration between the 31st Street Bridge and the Chestnut Street overpass beginning Wednesday morning, July 30, weather permitting.

Beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, the current split point on southbound Route 28 traffic will be removed and traffic will be shifted into two side-by-side lanes along the newly constructed wall.  The right hand lane will continue to be an exit only lane at the East Ohio Street exit. 

Southbound Route 28 will be split into separate lanes.

LEFT HAND LANE

  • Traffic will continue on southbound Route 28 to the North Shore
  • Motorists can access the ramp to southbound I-579 Crosstown Boulevard (South I-579 to East I-376 Veterans Bridge/Monroeville)
  • Motorists can access the ramp to southbound I-279 (South I-279 to West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport)

RIGHT HAND LANE

  • All traffic using the right hand lane will exit onto East Ohio Street

To allow the new configuration to be implemented, crews will reset barrier beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday night through 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.  While this overnight work occurs, the southbound left hand lane will be closed and all inbound Route 28 traffic south of the 31st Street Bridge will exit onto East Ohio Street.  Motorists can use posted alternate routes to access southbound I-279 and the southbound I-579.

Alternate Routes

East Ohio Street to southbound I-279

  • East Ohio Street to East Street
  • Turn left onto East Street/North Canal Street
  • Take the ramp to south 279/65
  • End alternate route

East Ohio Street to southbound I-579

  • East Ohio Street to 16th Street Bridge/Chestnut Street
  • Turn left and follow Chestnut Street to the 16th Street Bridge
  • Cross the 16th Street Bridge
  • Turn right onto Liberty Avenue
  • Follow Liberty Avenue to Grant Street
  • Follow Grant Street to Seventh Avenue
  • Turn left onto Seventh Avenue
  • Follow to south 579/east 376 (Monroeville/Liberty Bridge)
  • End alternate route

Motorists should expect delays and possible stop conditions while the work occurs. 

ROUTE 28 ROCK REMOVAL CONTINUES WEEKDAYS MONDAY, JULY 21 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 IN HARMAR TOWNSHIP
Rock removal work on southbound Route 28 (Allegheny Valley Expressway) in Harmar Township, Allegheny County, will continue on Monday, July 21 weather permitting.

A single lane closure will occur on southbound Route 28 near the Route 910 on-ramp. Work will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, August 8. Crews from Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. will remove rock, scale the hillside and remove debris. 

All ramps will remain open. However, motorists will transition to the southbound Route 28 fast lane from the Route 910 on-ramp. 

FINAL PHASE OF ROUTE 28 EAST OHIO STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT RUNS DECEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 2014 IN PITTSBURGH
Weather permitting, northbound traffic on Route 28 will be reduced to single, 11-foot wide lane from the Chestnut Street overpass to approximately 1,500 feet south of the 31st Bridge. The northbound single lane closure will occur around-the-clock through November of 2014.

Additionally, the ramp from East Ohio Street to northbound Route 28 will be closed long term through late summer.  Motorists will be detoured.  Signs will be posted.

Posted Detour

  • From East Ohio Street, turn right onto the 16th Street Bridge
  • Follow the 16th Street Bridge to Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto 31st Street
  • Follow the 31st Bridge to Route 28
  • End detour

Slow moving work will occur on southbound Route 28 during daylight hours Tuesday through Thursday as crews prepare the long term traffic configuration. Southbound lanes will be shifted adjacent to the single northbound lane. Two southbound lanes will be maintained during peak travel times through the remainder of the project.

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling on Route 28. PennDOT also reminds motorists they can call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions or log onto 511pa.com (includes traffic cameras on Route 28) before traveling. 

LONG-TERM RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT 40TH STREET BRIDGE FROM AUGUST 2011 – FALL 2014
Long-term restrictions are in effect between the 40th Street Bridge and Chestnut Street that include maintaining two open inbound (southbound) lanes (shifted toward river/railroad tracks) during peak periods and one 11-foot wide northbound (outbound) lane around-the-clock through fall 2014.

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